Physicians for Human Rights Prove U. S. Tortured Prisoners


For the first time in the history of the United States of America I am ashamed of my country and its leaders!!!

Leading doctors and mental health professionals examined former prisoners of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and found evidence of of U.S. torture and war crimes.

I do not mean your run of the mill pushing and shoving, I mean real torture. Some men reported, and the doctors found evidence of, being raped by sticks and other objects. Also, being shocked by electric wires on various parts of the body. Also reported were incidents of being stripped naked and paraded in front of the opposite sex for days and sometimes weeks.

A lot of the torture that took place is specifically prohibited by international law and is considered a "war crime". Although President Bush may deny the charge and say it was only a hand full of troops that took the law into their own hands, we the American public know better. We know who authorized the torture, who condoned it, and we know who pardoned himself and his cabinet for war crimes that he or his administration may have committed from 9-11-01 to present.

President Bush was well aware of the events taking place. If he wasn't then why did he pardon himself and those in administration for any war crimes that may have been committed? Of course this pardon he gave himself and his appointees begs another question; Did all the other leaders tried for war crimes not pardon themselves?

I think it is time that we as a nation admit that we are morally bankrupt. There is no excuse for this type of behavior. Please, I beg of you to explain to me how this type of behavior sets us above and apart from the very people we are at war with? Does this really make us better than them? HOW? For god's sake does sticking a stick up a man's ass make us better than them? Explain that to me, please.

Those of us that have family in the military should be appalled and afraid. Is it any wonder that the enemy tortures and beheads our troops when captured? Are we leading the way, setting the example of how to treat prisoners? If these were our men that were being tortured, our sons, daughters, husbands, wifes, uncles, grandchildren, etc. would we still feel the same?

I am well aware that over 25% of the American public sees nothing wrong with torturing prisoners of war. Over 25% of the American public still supports President Bush and his administration. Of those 25 to 28 percent that still support the present administration I have to ask again: How does torturing our enemies make us better than them.

We are at an historic crossroad. We can continue to hide our head in shame or we can take charge and demand better from those appointed to serve us. The congressional computers should be straining under the load of thousands of emails demanding impeachment of the president for war crimes and treason. The white house computers should be full of calls for the resignation of President Bush. OR we can do nothing and in doing nothing we condone the policies and practices of this administration. The choice is ours to make. I pray we make the right choice for the benefit of all mankind.


Pancho Villa - a bleeding heart liberal Revolutionary. Work with nature - plant a tree for more oxygen and less pollution. <a href="">Save $$ on gas here</a>

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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

I can't figure out who let the dogs out? Why are Americans - troops and civilians in these areas - allowing this to occur? I start by blaming Donald Rumsfeldt, and end by saying as Harry truman did - and I paraphrase - Mr. Bush, the buck stops with you!

Agro Donkey 8 years ago from Ohio

I respect your opinion but I must diagree with you on this subject. I think that the Geniva Convention is a joke. The only countries that abide by it are the countries that we will never be at war with. You are correct that the enemy does torture and behead our captured troops but you can ask John McCain how the enemy treats our POWs. Can you say that if it were your friends that were being tortured and beheaded on public TV that you wouldn't take the opertunity to get some revenge for them. I can not say that I would. I probably would have done far worse to those prisoners than what they received. I'm not saying that you are wrong and that I am right. I'm only saying that we disagree on this subject. It was a very well writen hub and I did give it a thumbs up but I just don't happen to agree with you. Hope that you don't think that I'm just a nut rambling on about how horrible you are because I am not. I respect you as a writer and look forward to your next hub.

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Pancho Villa 8 years ago Author

Agro Donkey, thank you for your loyal attention to my rantings. Trust me, I do understand how you feel about what we have done to our fellow humans. But, you have failed to answer the question. HOW DOES RAPING THE ENEMY WITH A STICK MAKE US BETTER THAN THEM? Is it just the fact that we can torture a human better than them? I had always thought that we were the good guys. I still don't get it and I wish someone could show me how this makes us better off.

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